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It has been a sad week in Lancashire with tragic road accidents dominating the news all week.

Eight of the most read stories on the Evening Post’s website this week involve tragedies on the road.

54-year-old motorcyclist Michael Rushworth, from Leyland, was killed on the A6 link road on Sunday and Mark McNulty, from Lostock Hall, was killed in a seperate traffic incident in Cumbria.

News that Preston’s Winckley Square nuns are to leave the city also sparked a big debate online.

Here’s the full list of most read stories of the week:

Biker dies after horror road crash

A man from Leyland has died after colliding with a road barrier on Sunday.

At around 4.25pm, the 54-year-old motorcyclist named as Michael Rushworth, left the M65 at junction 1, Bamber Bridge, then travelled on to the A6 link road where he lost control of his black Honda bike.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/biker-dies-after-horror-road-crash-1-7497306

Lanterns set to light up sky for PNE fan

Family and friends of a Preston North End fan whose life was tragically cut short in a road accident are set to light up the skies to pay tribute to him.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/lanterns-set-to-light-up-sky-for-pne-fan-1-7498442

Tributes to Preston North End fan after crash

Tributes have been pouring in after a Preston man died in a crash on a busy Cumbria road.

Mark McNulty, of Fir Trees Road, Lostock Hall, was rushed to Furness General Hospital following the incident on the A5092 near Gawthwaite on Friday morning.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/tributes-to-preston-north-end-fan-after-crash-1-7496350

Police name Preston man who died in Cumbria crash

Police have named the Preston man who died in a crash on a busy Cumbria road.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/police-name-preston-man-who-died-in-cumbria-crash-1-7495053

Tributes to biker killed in crash

Tributes have been paid to a Leyland businessman who died after a motorbike accident.

Police said 54-year-old Michael Rushworth lost control of his black Honda bike, veered across the road and collided with a road barrier on the A6 link road in Bamber Bridge, having left the M65 at junction one.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/tributes-to-biker-killed-in-crash-1-7498000

END OF AN ERA: Nuns to leave after 160 years

They educated hundreds of thousands of children over more than a century and a half in “Priest Town.”

But now the Winckley Square Nuns have become the latest casualties of a crisis which threatens the future of the Catholic Church in the city.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/community/end-of-an-era-nuns-to-leave-after-160-years-1-7495778

Hunt for thugs who robbed woman as she walked her dogs

A woman was robbed by two men who demanded jewellery as she walked her dogs in Preston.

The 53-year-old was walking along the brook near Cottam Lane, Ashton, when she was stopped by two men.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/hunt-for-thugs-who-robbed-woman-as-she-walked-her-dogs-1-7495184

Akinwale ‘Aki’ Arobieke back in court after breaching muscle ban

A man who gained wide-spread infamy after he was banned by a court from touching or measuring men’s muscles has been found guilty of breaching the order.

Akinwale Arobieke, was accused of feeling a young man’s muscles on a train travelling from Manchester to North Wales.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/akinwale-aki-arobieke-back-in-court-after-breaching-muscle-ban-1-7492967

Three injured in Leyland crash

Three people have been injured after a crash in Leyland.

No-one was trapped in the vehicles and Leyland Fire Service helped the ambulance administer first aid to the casualties, who had minor injuries.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/three-injured-in-leyland-crash-1-7503677

Man rescued after six-car crash

A man had to be cut out of his car after a six-vehicle smash in Croston.

Emergency services were called to Moor Road just before 4pm and found a man trapped in a car. Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to free him.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/man-rescued-after-six-car-crash-1-7497901